It's the last chance for budding artists aged 11 to 16 to enter Amy’s Artbox Colour Art Competition 2023.

The competition is run by commission artist Amy Pettingill, and 11 local schools took part last year.

Last year there were 66 entries across 15 schools. 

The winner was Sama Elmallah, who is in Year 10 at Hitchin Girls’ School, with her artwork called 'Washed Over'.

Entrants are invited to create an artwork that celebrates colour and brings joy and positive vibes.

You can use any medium you want - paint, pencil, pastels or mixed media, and you can always look at Amy’s colourful artwork for inspiration.

To enter the competition, take a photo of your artwork in good light and email it with your name, age, school, title and medium you have used to Amy at 


Submit your masterpiece by Friday, March 10 2023.

The winner will receive their artwork printed onto canvas, and they will also be invited to an exclusive art workshop with Amy.

Three runners-up will also be invited to join the workshop. and 'highly commended' certificates will be awarded.

You can find out more at, and follow @amys_artbox on Instagram and @amypettingillartbox on Facebook.